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Motor Vehicle FBT Changes

In July this year the Federal Government announced that motor vehicle Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) rules were to be changed to remove the statutory formula method of calculating fringe benefits tax. Current novated leases or company vehicles will not be affected provided there is no material change to the lease condition. Car leases signed after […]

Self-Educated Expenses Cap Delayed

The Government has decided to defer the introduction of the $2,000 cap on work related education expense deductions until 1 July 2015. Upon announcement of the policy change, there were widespread protests from the education sector and professional associations. The government have stated the delay will allow them to further consult on how to best […]

Budget, Income Tax Rate & Medical Expenses Offsets

Budgeting For The 2013-14 Financial Year The end of a financial year provides an excellent opportunity to prepare Budgets and Cash Flows for the forthcoming year. Budgets and Cash Flows provide a timely resource. They give business owners an opportunity to reflect on their business and also look to the future. If you do need […]

Warning Signs of Insolvency

By recognising the warning signs of insolvency and implementing strategies to minimise risks, accountants, owners and managers may potentially avoid business failure and take steps to minimise personal risk. To determine whether a business is insolvent, a number of factors must be considered. Accountants, owners and managers need to assess their solvency and the following […]

Signs You May Have a Bad Accountant

Regardless of how long you have maintained your relationship with your accountant, and regardless of whether you have a personal or business accountant, or both, it’s wise to step back and assess him or her on occasion. After all, you have entrusted this person, or business, with your finances. Here are a few things to […]

Changes To Simpler Depreciation Rules

The small business instant asset write-off threshold has been increased from $1,000 to $6,500 for the 2012-13 income year. This means the long life small business pool and the general small business pool have been consolidated into a single pool to be written off at one rate. These amendments only apply to small businesses that […]

New Taxable Payments Reporting

Businesses in the building and construction industry must now report the total payments they make to each contractor for building and construction services each year. This change came into effect 1 July 2012. These payments are to be reported to the ATO as part of the Taxable payments annual report. Who Needs To Report Businesses […]

A Financial Advisor: Guidance When You Need It

We would all like to think that we know what’s best for our businesses, our futures and ourselves. However, in the sticky, tangled world of finances, one really bad decision can ruin a lifetime of work. A financial advisor can help you navigate through the tricky moments by offering knowledgeable, real world financial advice in […]

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